Promote NCSAM on Social Networks

Use #NCSAM, profile images all October!

Some of the most simple and effective ways to show your support for National Cyber Security Awareness Month are through social media. Consider these easy ways to participate in NCSAM on social networks.
  • #NCSAM. Share online safety advice and links to resources on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter using the hashtag #NCSAM. Create your own messages or use this list of daily prepared posts, which you can read below or download here
  • #ChatSTC. Each Thursday of October at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. will host a Twitter chat on that week’s NCSAM theme. Use the hashtag #ChatSTC to join the conversation. There also will be a pre-October chat about ways to particpate in NCSAM on Thurs., Sept. 19. View the list of Twitter chats
  • Make NCSAM your profile picture. Download NCSAM profile images for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. 
  • Follow & Like NCSA. Join us on TwitterFacebook and Google+. NCSA will post additional tips, resources and other updates throughout October. 

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Week 1: Stop. Think. Connect. & Cyber Security in the Next 10 Years

Tues., Oct. 1 
Happy 10th anniversary #NCSAM! Thanks @staysafeonline & DHS @cyber for helping keep people safe & secure online http://ncsam.info/13o8jKO

Wed., Oct. 2
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a time to @STOPTHNKCONNECT.  Learn how at StopThinkConnect.org. #NCSAM

Thurs., Oct. 3          
The 1st Twitter chat of #NCSAM is today at 3pmET/12pmPT. Join the conversation by using #ChatSTC http://ncsam.info/1cQGNZx

Fri., Oct. 4 
Get #cybersecurity resources for your family & #business from #DHS @cyber: http://1.usa.gov/PE4Lc0 #NCSAM #FollowFriday #FF

Sat., Oct. 5
#Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility. Learn all the ways you can support #NCSAM. http://ncsam.info/16SuibE

Sun., Oct. 6
Become an #NCSAM champion to show your commitment to #cybersecurity awareness http://ncsam.info/1eN1Ys8

Week 2: Being Mobile: Safety & Security Tips on the Go

Mon., Oct. 7
This week’s #NCSAM theme is Being Mobile: Safety & Security Tips on Go. #Mobile safety tips via @STOPTHINKCONNECT http://ncsam.info/14OcErG

Tues., Oct. 8           
Secure your #mobile device. Enable a #passcode to protect personal info if you’re separated from your device. #NCSAM #onlinesafety

Wed., Oct. 9            
The @FTC resource, Understanding #Mobile #Apps, covers issues like #privacy, #ads & #malware. http://ncsam.info/19ZfHiI #NCSAM

Thurs., Oct. 10       
Check your #WiFi & Bluetooth settings to be sure you connect manually to networks you trust. http://ncsam.info/14OcErG #NCSAM #mobilesafety

Fri., Oct. 11             
Follow @StaySafeOnline, official handle of the National Cyber Security Alliance, for the latest on #cybersecurity #NCSAM #FollowFriday #FF

Sat., Oct. 12            
OnGuard Online’s “Kids & Mobile Phones” is a good way to introduce children to #mobile tech. http://ncsam.info/1dPrtez #NCSAM 

Sun., Oct. 13          
Make #passwords long, strong and unique (different for each account). More on securing accounts: http://ncsam.info/128ud1T #NCSAM

Week 3: Education & Digital Literacy   

Mon., Oct. 14         
#NCSAM Week 3’s theme is #cybersecurity education. Get resources to teach #onlinesafety. http://ncsam.info/1dqF2U2

Tues., Oct. 15         
Be Web wise. Stay current about #cybersecurity and share info with friends & family. StopThinkConnect.org#NCSAM #onlinesafety

Wed., Oct. 16         
Own Your Online Presence: Set #privacy & security settings on websites/devices to your comfort level of sharing. #NCSAM #onlinesafety

Thurs., Oct. 17       
Sharing #onlinesafety posters by @STOPTHNKCONNECT is a great way to raise #cybersecurity awareness http://ncsam.info/17Qhwr8 #NCSAM

Fri., Oct. 18             
Follow @STOPTHNKCONNECT for #onlinesafety news and tips year-round. #FF #FollowFriday #NCSAM

Sat., Oct. 19            
Do you have an electronic copy of valuable work, music and photos? If not, be sure to back it up. http://ncsam.info/1cGV9fP #NCSAM

Sun., Oct. 20           
#Hacked accounts. It’s happened to u or someone u know. Know the steps to regain control http://ncsam.info/16feOxx #NCSAM #cybersecurity

Week 4: Cybercrime

Mon., Oct. 21         
#Cybercrime has many forms, from #phishing to #bullying. #NCSAM is a time to share resources to defeat them all. http://ncsam.info/19l7CRB

Tues., Oct. 22         
The Victims of #Cybercrime tip sheet can help you contact the appropriate authorities if you get scammed.http://ncsam.info/148vOT7 #NCSAM

Wed., Oct. 23         
Stay up to date about #online #scams and report suspicious activity at www.Fraud.org, a tool of @NCL_tweets #NCSAM

Thurs., Oct. 24       
Keep a Clean Machine. Learn more about #botnets & precautions to defend against #malware. http://ncsam.info/16TiFAL #NCSAM

Fri., Oct. 25             
Follow @APWG. The Anti-Phishing Working Group is the world’s largest independent counter eCrime assoc #NCSAM #FollowFriday #FF

Sat., Oct. 26            
When purchasing anything #online or #banking, use only sites that begin with https:// The ‘s’ is for secure. #NCSAM

Sun., Oct. 27          
Wireless routers offer families great convenience in the home. Understand all the ways to secure your home network: http://ncsam.info/1aFSIbT #NCSAM

Week 5: Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure

Mon., Oct. 28 
Safeguarding our critical #infrastructure and making it more resilient to #cyberattacks is the final theme of #NCSAM.

Tues., Oct. 29         
It’s important to Keep a Clean Machine, and that includes all devices that connect to the Internet. http://ncsam.info/19lcBSq #NCSAM

Wed., Oct. 30 
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Take security precautions, understand the consequences of your actions &enjoy the benefits of the Internet. #NCSAM

Thurs., Oct. 31 
#NCSAM ends today, but Our Shared Responsibility to #cybersecurity continues. Follow @STOPTHNKCONNECT for the latest #onlinesafety advice. 

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Week 1: Stop. Think. Connect. & Cyber Security in the Next 10 Years

Tues., Oct. 1 
October 2013 is the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Let’s spend time this month learning how we can all stay safe and secure online. http://ncsam.info/13o8jKO #NCSAM

Wed., Oct. 2
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a time to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.  Learn more about the global #cybersecurity education and awareness campaign at http://stopthinkconnect.org/. #NCSAM

Thurs., Oct. 3          
The global cybersecurity awareness campaign STOP. THINK. CONNECT. will host an  online safety chat on Twitter each Thursday of #NCSAM at 3pm ET/12pm PT. Use #ChatSTC to join the conversation.http://ncsam.info/1cQGNZx

Fri., Oct. 4 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security leads the federal government’s engagement in the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign. Find cybersecurity resources for your family and business at http://www.dhs.gov/cyber. #NCSAM

Sat., Oct. 5
Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility. Find online safety resources to share during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. http://ncsam.info/16SuibE #NCSAM

Sun., Oct. 6
Encourage your workplace, school or clients to become a Champion of #NCSAM during October. It’s free and easy to sign up. #Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility. http://ncsam.info/1eN1Ys8

Week 2: Being Mobile: Safety & Security Tips on the Go

Mon., Oct. 7
This week’s #NCSAM theme is Being Mobile: Safety & Security Tips on Go. Download and share #mobile safety tips from STOP. THINK. CONNECT. http://ncsam.info/14OcErG

Tues., Oct. 8           
36% of us don’t use a PIN or passcode on our #mobile devices, according to a 2013 McAfee study. Secure your devices with a passcode or passphrase to protect your personal information. #NCSAM

Wed., Oct. 9            
Mobile applications, or apps, are a big part of the on-the-go experience. OnGuard Online’s “Understanding Mobile Apps” is a great way to understand issues like privacy, advertising, security and use by children. http://ncsam.info/19ZfHiI  #NCSAM

Thurs., Oct. 10       
Check your WiFi and Bluetooth settings to be sure you connect manually to networks you trust. Automatically connecting to Wi-Fi can leave you vulnerable to hackers and others. More #mobile safety tips for #NCSAM. http://ncsam.info/14OcErG 

Fri., Oct. 11             
Think before you app – understand what information, like location and social network accounts, the app would access and share before you download it. http://ncsam.info/14OcErG #NCSAM

Sat., Oct. 12            
What age is appropriate for your child to have a #mobile phone? Begin the conversation with OnGuard Online’s “Kids & Mobile Phones” resource. http://ncsam.info/1dPrtez #NCSAM

Sun., Oct. 13          
There are many ways for those who serve our communities – whether as a law enforcement professional, librarian, business owner or educator – to raise #cybersecurity awareness during October #NCSAM. http://ncsam.info/16SuibE

Week 3: Education & Digital Literacy   

Mon., Oct. 14         
Week 3 of #NCSAM focuses on #cybersecurity education. Get resources to teach online safety from StaySafeOnline.org. http://ncsam.info/1dqF2U2

Tues., Oct. 15         
Be Web wise. The technologies we use, and the threats to exploit them, are advancing rapidly. Stay current about #cybersecurity and share new information with friends, families and colleagues. #NCSAM

Wed., Oct. 16         
Own Your Online Presence. Set privacy and security settings on websites and devices to your comfort level of sharing. Get more tips from STOP. THINK. CONNECT. http://ncsam.info/13oeTAR #NCSAM

Thurs., Oct. 17       
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. posters are a great way to remind children at home and in the classroom how to stay safe online. http://ncsam.info/17Qhwr8 #NCSAM

Fri., Oct. 18             
Parents, help raise good online citizens. Talk to them about making good choices #online and how to handle situations like #cyberbullying. http://ncsam.info/14DIQM3 #NCSAM

Sat., Oct. 19            
Think before you act. Be wary of emails, social media posts, or texts imploring you to act quickly or offering you something too to be true. Protect your personal information. http://ncsam.info/13oeTAR  #NCSAM

Do you have an electronic copy of valuable work, music and photos? If not, be sure to back it up. http://ncsam.info/1cGV9fP #NCSAM

Sun., Oct. 20           
Many Americans have had their email or social network account hacked. Do you know the steps to regain control and prevent it from happening again? http://ncsam.info/16feOxx #NCSAM

Week 4: Cybercrime

Mon., Oct. 21         
Combating #cybercrime is the theme of #NCSAM Week 4. Report #idtheft, stolen finances & other #cybercrimes at www.ic3.gov.

Tues., Oct. 22         
Would you know what to do if you were a #cybercrime victim? Review and share the Victims of Cybercrime tip sheet http://ncsam.info/148vOT7 #NCSAM

Wed., Oct. 23         
#Online #scams are becoming more sophisticated and harder to detect. Stay up to date about online scams, and report suspicious activity you encounter, at www.Fraud.org. #NCSAM

Thurs., Oct. 24       
#Botnets are one of the largest criminal enterprises in cyberspace. Keep a Clean Machine and protect your computer from becoming a bot. Learn more about botnets and precautions to take. #NCSAM http://ncsam.info/16TiFAL 

Fri., Oct. 25             
Looking for ways to keep your business secure from cybercriminals this #NCSAM? Get started with the basics http://ncsam.info/128vt5c 

Sat., Oct. 26            
When in doubt, throw it out: Delete any #online communications that look suspicious, even if you think you know the source. Learn more about #phishing & #spam. #NCSAM http://ncsam.info/17jYzQR

Sun., Oct. 27          
Use #security software to scan all devices that you connect to your computer, including #smartphones, tablets and USB drives. http://ncsam.info/19lcBSq #NCSAM

Week 5: Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure

Mon., Oct. 28 
Improve #security of your #online accounts by changing your #password regularly and enabling additional features, like two-factor authentication, when available. #NCSAM http://ncsam.info/128ud1T 

Tues., Oct. 29         
It’s important to Keep a Clean Machine, and that includes all devices – computers, gaming systems, #smartphones and tablets – that connect to the #Internet. http://ncsam.info/19lcBSq #NCSAM

Wed., Oct. 30 
#Cybersecurity begins with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. at www.StopThinkConnect.org. Take security precautions, understand the consequences of your actions, and enjoy the benefits of the Internet. #NCSAM

Thurs., Oct. 31 
National Cyber Security Awareness Month #NCSAM ends today, but Our Shared Responsibility to #cybersecurity continues. Find online safety resources to share year-round at http://StopThinkConnect.org.